Release date announced for “Belle” starring Tom Felton and Miranda Richardson

Belle, a new drama starring Potter actors Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter), has recently been picked up by Fox Searchlight and is set to be released in theaters in the UK and North America in the spring of 2014.

According to the press release obtained by SnitchSeeker,

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.

Are you excited to see Tom and Miranda in this drama? Let us know in the comments below!

Thanks to SnitchSeeker for the tip!

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